The calm logic of the BDS movement

This website regularly discusses the importance of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

A recent debate took place at Columbia University between George Fletcher, Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School and author of Rethinking Criminal Law, and Omar Barghouti, Palestinian human rights activist and founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

It’s a fascinating exchange. Fletcher seems completely out of his depth, citing virtually no facts about human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine. Barghouti is a model of calm and rationality:

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